First Episode Review for: Accel World
Summary : A social out caste at a school (mentally as well and physically) who’s only ability lies in the virtual world that is an every day part of school, is taken under the wing of a popular girl and introduced to “acceleration world” which lets him bring those virtual skills to the real world, but is there a dark side to this gift?
Animation : A strange style, sort of computer generated crayon, not sure it would go well in a lot of anime but with this subject matter it goes very very well
Plot Potential: Pulling the plot down to bare basics does not give me much hope, but it seems to have been perfectly implemented, which prenty of growth all round
Characters: The main character is a BIT tooo wimpy for my taste (needed a good slap), but the other characters were all done well, and despite only speaking about two words of Japanese the quality of the voice actors felt rich and vibrant.
Music: good general background music and a powerful end tune
Reminds me of: hmmm nothing springs to mind, lets say a mecha/tec version of yu yu hakusho
Overall: A excellent start to the new Anime season, and definitely on my repeat list
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!